UG Receives Laptop Donation From CBOD

The Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) has given 20 PCs to the University of Ghana (UG) to help with the school’s ‘One understudy, One PC’ initiative.

The ‘One Student, One Laptop’ initiative, which was launched by the VC recently, is pointed toward ‘supporting needy students in the new virtual learning environment.

Under the project, less-privileged individuals from the University community group will each be given a PC to assist with working on the internet in terms of teaching and learning.

The PCs presentation was led by the outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CBOD, Senyo Hosi, to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, on Wednesday, July 27.

Mr. Hosi saluted the Vice Chancellor and her group on the beginning of the college’s digitization project, which he depicted as ‘visionary’, and avowed CBOD’s support.

“The world has now become a global village, and our children are competing on a global scale. The world is getting very competitive, and it, therefore, needs visionary leadership to see that and start preparing for our children’s future. I see you and your management doing just that,” he stated.

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“I believe that steps like these can help reverse the entire status quo, and position this university where it really belongs as the foremost university in Africa and the torchbearer of knowledge and direction for future generations beyond our time.”

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On her part, Prof. Appiah Amfo offered thanks to Mr. Hosi and the CBOD team for the gift.

She repeated that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to light the need to roll out huge improvements to customary teaching and learning techniques and that the University of Ghana is keen on CBOD’s choice to help the college’s drive.

“We are very grateful for this support,” she said. “It will contribute immensely to one component of our ‘One Student, One Laptop’ initiative, which is for needy students who are unable to afford their own devices to help them navigate the digital terrain for their academic work. It is to help them in such a way that by the time they graduate, they have their disciplinary content and are also adept at using computers.”

Pro Vice-Chancellor responsible for Academic and Student Affairs, Professor Gordon A. Awandare, also expressed gratitude toward Mr. Hosi and CBOD for their kindness.

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